To assess the safety and effectiveness of autologous skin-grafting surgery (ASGS) for preventing esophageal stenosis after complete circular endoscopic submucosal tunnel dissection (ccESTD) for superficial esophageal neoplasms.
Between October 2017 and March 2018, 8 patients who underwent ccESTD and ASGS were included. We assessed the occurrence of esophageal stenosis and adverse events.
No adverse events occurred, including perforation, bleeding, wound infection, or stent migration. Five patients did not experience stenosis over a median follow-up of 7 months.
ASGS appeared to be a safe and effective way to prevent esophageal stenosis after ccESTD.
1Department of Gastroenterology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China;
2Department of Plastic Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.
Correspondence: Enqiang Linghu, MD. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Received August 18, 2018
Accepted January 07, 2019